We’re having quite a year, and we all need a little help to get us through. Starting with a plan to do one small thing that will keep you well is a great way to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find ideas from all our partners on what you can do and what’s available in your local community.
Keep Well builds on the In This Together campaign which happened earlier in the year. Keep Well is focused on five main themes:
- Keeping Active
- Keeping Connected
- Switching Off
- Eating Well
- Minding Your Mood
Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2
Covid-19 Emergency Fund Round 2 is now open to community groups to make an application. As part of this scheme, community groups are encouraged to become more involved in the Keep Well campaign. The grants are aimed at assisting participation in the campaign, in particular under three themes of the five themes of the campaign: Keeping in Contact, Switching Off, and Managing Your Mood.
For more information or if you would like to submit an application, click here.
Keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Limerick Sports Partnership are calling on Women, Men and families to join our FREE Fitness From Home online workout programme to get more active over the next 6 weeks! Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness so check it out here.
For information about Limerick walking routes click here.
A spotlight on Healthy Ireland at your Library, including online content which is available across all our public libraries, click here for more.
Keeping in Contact
Keeping in contact with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
Limerick COVID-19 Community Response dedicated helpline provides assistance to at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. Freephone: 1800 832 005 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay connected to your local library via Library eServices; books, audio books, newspapers, magazines, online training - all available free of charge.
Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
Limerick city and county libraries are taking part in a new national campaign to celebrate Irish writers while encouraging everyone to discover Rewarding Reads during Covid-19. With a wealth of books for all ages and all interests available through the library, reading can be an excellent way to relax, escape, boost creative wellbeing or learn something new. Limerick city and county library branches are open to the public again for limited browsing and ‘Call and Collect’ service.
As part of the local creativity initiatives, our Library eServices training website, Universal Class, has a Crafts and Hobbies section with over 70 different courses for anyone looking to learn a new craft or skill.
By nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
Grow it Forward is a new programme of activities planned for early 2021 and is linked with the network of libraries around the country. This programme will provide an opportunity for people, young and old, to get outside, grow some food whilst being physically active and gain a greater understanding of the connection between our health and the food we eat, as well as developing community spirit. More information coming soon!
Healthy Ireland at your Library book list collections available at all branches include several books on healthy eating. Click here for more.
Managing Your Mood
Equips people with information on where to go if they need support.
Minding Your Wellbeing (Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing) is an evidence-based programme which provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. Click here to find out more.
The Jigsaw Read Your Mind collection of books to support positive mental health are available at Limerick Libraries. Click here for more.
First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival 2021 is bringing libraries, book clubs and book lovers together to join First Fortnight to shine a spotlight on mental health-books during the month of January. Click here to find out more.